Is chronic kidney disease a coronary heart disease risk equivalent?

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and a higher MI mortality rate as compared with patients diagnosed with diabetes or who have had a prior MI event, according to a recently published study.

"Chronic kidney disease in India is a public health problem, and considering that more than 10% of the adult population in India suffer with CKD, the absolute number of patients with CKD in India is enormous," said Sanjay K Agarwal, MD, FRCP, FASN, FAMS, professor and head of Nephrology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India in an interview with mdCurrent-India. “CKD is a risk multiplier for not only cardiovascular events but also other complications like...

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